|1.||not possessing the necessary ability, skill, etc to do or carry out a task; incapable|
|2.||marked by lack of ability, skill, etc|
|3.||law not legally qualified: an incompetent witness|
|4.||(of rock strata, folds, etc) yielding readily to pressure so as to undergo structural deformation|
|5.||an incompetent person|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
incompetence in·com·pe·tence (ĭn-kŏm'pĭ-təns) or in·com·pe·ten·cy (-tən-sē)
The quality of being incompetent or incapable of performing a function, as the failure of the cardiac valves to close properly.
The condition of being not legally qualified, as to stand trial.
The inability to distinguish right from wrong or to manage one's affairs.